Death penalty for players?

I get that rules are rules and this is a rule:

Fulton’s suspension is based off of an alleged tampering violation that occurred following the 2016 season.

The NCAA rulebook states, “A student-athlete who is involved in a case of clearly observed tampering with an NCAA drug-test sample, as documented per NCAA drug-testing protocol by a drug-testing crew member, shall be charged with the loss of a minimum of two seasons of competition in all sports and shall remain ineligible for all regular-season and postseason competition during the time period ending two calendar years (730 days) from the date of the tampering.”

… but does anyone find the NCAA’s priorities here a little out of whack?  Two years for pee-tampering, nothing for assault?


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9 responses to “Death penalty for players?

  1. I don’t think the NCAA could do anything about criminal activity until the wheels of justice finish turning. Huntley Johnson would have made sure the wheels turned really slowly for Chris “Time to Die, B****” Rainey back in the day.

    If a drug test tampering could be proven, I don’t have a problem with the suspension.


  2. Muttley

    This is nitpicky, but when did “based off of” replace “based on” or “based upon” in the language? I read that every day now and feel like I’m hearing the voice of a ninth grader instead of a professional journalist.


  3. Tronan

    The NCAA strikes another blow against the nefarious doings of Russian Olympians.

    What is with Russians and pee?


  4. The Georgia Way

    Rest assured, we are in front of this and already have the pee-cups lined up for our student-athletes’ return from spring break.

    Our enforcement staff has just completed its extensive anti-tampering education program and will be strategically stationed at undisclosed locations within our recently-renovated restrooms.

    This is yet another Bulldog Point of Pride!



  5. DawgPhan

    anyone know what the tampering was?

    fake urine? diluted? paying off the administrator of the test?


  6. The NCAA is only supposed to handle Athletic issues not criminal issues.